Misconduct complaint against Cr Paul Gleeson

A complaint about misconduct by Redlands councillor Paul Gleeson has been referred to a Regional Conduct Review Panel. Cr Gleeson was recently reprimanded for behaving in an offensive and disorderly manner and failing to comply with Council procedures and policies. It’s the third time in a year that Cr Gleeson has been reprimanded for inappropriate […]

Petitions for change in Redland City

Petitions seeking change in laws, government policies or spending priorities are a popular way of getting communities engaged in the political process. Social media has made it possible for people to easily have a say about issues of concern by signing on-line petitions. Redland City Council is currently the target of petitions including eating dogs, […]

YMCA town houses on Council agenda

Two development applications will be considered by Redland City Council at its last general meeting for 2017, to be held on Wednesday 13 December commencing at 9:30am. 48 YMCA Units in Victoria Point Council officers have recommended refusal of an application for development of 48 two story townhouse units on land at 124 and 126-128 […]

Labor gets near target of 50% female MPs

Almost half of the seats won by Labor in the 2017 Queensland election went to female candidates. Of the 48 seats won by Labor, males won 25 seats (52.1%) and females won 23 seats (47.9%). This is a significant increase in Labor’s female representation from the previous parliament elected in 2015. Of the 44 Labor […]

The Eprapah Creek bridge puzzle

Why would anyone want to build a totally unnecessary pedestrian bridge nobody wants, in the wrong place and for the wrong reasons? The proposed bridge would be environmentally harmful and it’s not wanted by the community. Help us to protect our local environment by signing a petition to the Queensland Parliament calling on Redland City […]

DEMonOCRACY and fishy matters like Toondah

Geoffrey GT Harrison is more than old style public servant.  In 1961, he was appointed Queensland’s Chief Inspector of Fisheries and Senior Biologist.  The story following his appointment is the subject of his book. “DEMonOCRACY & OTHER FISHY MATTERS” was published by In House Publishing. The title is no accident.  It refers to “power of […]

Council petitioned to stop Toondah PDA support

Redlands2030 and members of the Toondah Action Group gathered 1,163 signatures calling for Redland City Council to withdraw support for the Toondah Harbour development. The petition was tabled before Council on 22 November by Cr Murray Elliot who received the specially wrapped petition from Steve MacDonald, President of Redlands2030. Council agreed to accept the petition […]

Redlanders pick the big election issues

Environmental, planning and integrity issues have been selected as most likely to influence voting in the state election according to a poll of election issues by Redlands2030. A long list of issues was available to choose from. Respondents could select any number of issues from just one to all 28. The percentage number in the […]

Redland City Council’s state election wishlist

Candidates for the  25 November state election are being asked to commit to a long list of projects and community services on Redland City Council’s wishlist. The document Redland City priorities for the 2017 State election was approved at the Council’s general meeting yesterday. Straddie transition is top priority Redland City Council says its number […]

How do you solve a problem like Cr Gleeson?

Councillor Paul Gleeson has been reprimanded yet again for inappropriate conduct, by Mayor Karen Williams.

Repeated instances of inappropriate conduct by two term councillor Paul Gleeson raise questions about his character and how local councils deal with complaints about elected politicians. In July Cr Gleeson went uninvited to a resident’s home, verbally abused him and threatened to punch him in the head. This was the subject of news stories by […]

Labor policies conflict with Toondah project

The proposed Toondah Harbour residential development project, for 3,600 apartments on dredged Ramsar listed wetlands, conflicts with policies set out in the Labor Party’s current policy platform. Labor Party policies Labor’s 2017 policy platform was approved at the Party’s conference in July. Hundreds of policy statements are set out in a 127 page booklet. A […]

Which issues do Redlanders care about?

ABC ballot box

On 25 November Queensland will elect a new government after a 28 day election campaign featuring stunts, slogans and sound bites. Some parties will publish policies and make promises and some of them may intend to do what they say. But will the candidates competing for Redlands voters be dealing with the issues important to […]

Council pre-meetings concern the Ombudsman

The Queensland Ombudsman says local councils may be acting illegally by having closed door preliminary meetings to decide how councillors will vote at formal meetings. These concerns were expressed in the Ombudsman’s recent investigative report into the Cairns Regional Council. The Ombudsman found that it was the Cairns council’s practice to have a pre-meeting meeting […]

Mayor accuses Government of “pork barrelling”

Redlands residents comment about the Mayor’s Donald Simpson Centre funding claims, the Operation Belcarra report on local government corruption risk and disillusionment with political parties. If you have something to say to the Redlands community, send an email to: theeditor@redlands2030.net Mayor on Donald Simpson Centre funding On 6th October 2017, Karen Williams posted on the […]